Scenic Travel Services From Auckland
is the largest and most populous urban area in New Zealand, with a population
of 1.4 million and increasingly cosmopolitan, with the
largest Polynesian population of any city in the world and has seen many
people of Asian and Indian ethnicity move there in the last two decades.
Auckland, popularly known as the "City of Sails", lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the
low Hunua Ranges to the south-east the Manukau Harbour to the south-west
and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west, plus
48 volcanic cones and more than 50 islands making one of the few cities
in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water -
the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean.
central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau
Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.
Auckland is where most people live within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking
trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, modern
including High Street, Queen Street, Ponsonby Road, Karangahape
Road and the up-market shopping areas of Newmarket and Parnell and the trendy
Viaduct Basin - where the two America's Cup challenges (2000 Cup and 2003 Cup)
where hosted, coupled with the
background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food,
wine and shopping, you are now beginning to get the picture of Auckland.
From Auckland, you can explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and the
thermal wonderland of Rotorua, by choosing from a range
of suggested independent bus touring travel packages
ranging from 1 to 5 days in duration.
Auckland has an extensive
suburban and regional train/rail services
within the Auckland urban region
Auckland is the northern terminal for the
Northern Explorer train service that
Auckland, Hamilton, National Park - Tongariro National
Park and Whakapapa skifield, Ohakune - Turoa skifield, Palmerston North
There are no regional commuter passenger train or rail services from Auckland
to Paihia (Bay of Islands), Auckland to Whangarei, Auckland
to Taupo, Auckland to Gisborne, Auckland to Napier/Hastings, Auckland to Tauranga
or Auckland to Rotorua except for scenic coach travel from
Auckland to Rotorua.
Auckland is a major hub for
inter-regional and long distance bus and coach services
from Auckland to other North Island destinations.
You can a
scenic train and bus travel pass
that allows you to travel by scenic train and bus, coach and scenic coach travel
services, to the Fox or Franz Josef glaciers, Geymouth, Aoraki/Mt Cook
national park, Milford Sound and Christchurch or Auckland, at you own pace, at any time in any direction.
You can choose your own route, stop when you like, and travel as
many times as you wish within the validity of this flexible pass - hop on
and off where and when you wish.